Merlin

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This Merlin was found flying over a field in East Lake during the day.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Falconiformes

Family: Falconidae

Fun Fact!

According to All About Birds, “Merlins don’t build their own nests. Instead, they take over the old nests of other raptors or crows.” (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/merlin/lifehistory)

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